Echinacea is so famous in some European countries, such as Switzerland, England, Scotland, Germany, Finland, and France. Efficacy increase endurance make this medicinal plant is often sold in drug stores as cold medicine. Because in subtropical countries, influenza like outbreaks often visited when winter.
Biggest herbal manufacturer in Switzerland A. Vogel Echinacea tincture producing. Echinacea is processed in the form of fresh, then dissolved in 64% yield alkhohol up, extract and then packed in a liquid form that is tincture and tablets. Echinacea contains compounds alkilamid. Compound was settled in the CB2 receptor of immune cells. Alkilamid help control tumor necrosis factor-Alpha (TNF-Î ±), activating the immune system. Other compounds are sikorat acid, polysaccharides, glycoproteins, flavonoids, and essential oils. Compounds that inhibit the inflammation, the growth of bacteria, viruses, and fungi. Efficacy of Echinacea actually not only overcome the flu. Echinacea also increases the efficacy of the immune system. Echinacea is also very good to deal with a virus that attacks the respiratory tract, such as asthma, bronchitis, tuberculosis, bronchiectasis.
In the homeland, North American plants turned out adaptive developed in Indonesia at an altitude of 450-1100 m above sea level. Although grown in Indonesia, the content is the same as the purple coneflower œkerabatnyaâ â € €?? developed in foreign countries.
Echinacea is special, how no other than as an immunomodulator also acts as an antioxidant. That is why PT Kalbe Farma using Echinacea as one of the raw materials used to treat hepatitis. Beautiful flowering plant that is combined with other herbs such as ginger sylimarin sylibum marianum and curcuma xanthorrhiza. The composition of the herb Echinacea extract the highest, reaching 150 mg, sylibum marianum (35 mg), Curcuma xanthorrhiza (20 mg).
Kalbe Farma medicine decoction was also tested clinically. The study was conducted on 30 chronic hepatitis C patients. Each patient was given a potion capsule 4 times a day each 3 capsule. After 12 weeks. Average levels of serum glutamic oxaloacetic transaminase (SGOT) patients who initially 91.2 U / I, fell to 33.6 normal values 0-50. as well as levels of serum glutamate pyruvate transaminase (SGPT). Achieve therapeutic levels at the end of 35.9 U / I previously 92.4.